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Rafael Paganini is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt under Michael Langhi and Fábio Gurgel of the Alliance Academy, who represents Dream Art and worked extensively also with Eduardo Leitão and Max Trombini. One of the top medium-heavyweights of his generation, Paganini conquered a Brazilian Nationals title and multiple International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) medals in the colored belt divisions, prior to earning his black belt in 2019. Rafael is also the brother of another skilled BJJ black belt, Mr. Caio Paganini.

Rafael Paganini Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: Rafael Lopes Paganini

Nickname: N/A

Lineage 1: C. Gracie > H. Gracie > Rolls Gracie > Romero Cavalcanti > Fábio Gurgel > Rafael Paganini

Lineage 2: Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rolls Gracie > Romero Cavalcanti > Alexandre Paiva > Fernando Augusto > Rubens Charles > Michael Langhi > Rafael Paganini

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals NoGi (2019*)
  • 1st Place IBJJF South American Championship (2019)
  • 1st Place IBJJF South Brazil Championship (2023**)
  • 2nd Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2022)
  • 2nd Place South American Championship (2019*)
  • 2nd Place ADCC South American Trials (2022)
  • 2nd Place AJP Grand Slam, RJN (2022)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2018 brown)
  • 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals NoGi (2018** brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF São Paulo BJJ Pro (2017 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF São Paulo Open (2016 / 2018 brown)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship (2016 brown)
  • 2nd Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2019 brown)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF São Paulo BJJ Pro (2016 / 2018 brown)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF São Paulo Open (2014 / 2015 purple)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship (2016* / 2018 brown)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pans Championship (2018 brown)
  • 3rd Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2017** / 2018* brown)

Favorite Position/Technique: DLR

Weight Division: Meio Pesado (88,30 kg / 195.0 lbs)

Team/Association: Dream Art

Rafael Paganini Biography

Rafael Paganini was born on April 06, 1995, in São Paulo, Brazil.

Growing up Paganini practiced and competed in an array of sports, though none with a particularly dedicated approach. At the age of 14, however, Rafael decided to pick something that could not only challenge his limits in discipline and physicality but could also improve his self-confidence. He chose jiu-jitsu for that effect, starting his grappling life at the Cia Paulista headquarters with Eduardo Leitão and Max Trombini.

As a purple belt, after he joined a local university to learn management, Rafael had an epiphany and realized he wanted to follow a career in BJJ. The pursuit of his dream, in his belief, required that Paganini moved to a bigger team, with a bigger competition focus and a higher level of athletes on the mats, finding this environment at the Alliance – Matrix (SP) with coaches Michael Langhi and Fábio Gurgel.

Under the guidance of two of the most prestigious coaches in our sport / martial art, Rafael conquered his most impressive international in the colored belt divisions, performances which earned him his brown and black belts, the latter earned on June 2019, from coaches Langhi and Gurgel.

Rafael Paganini Grappling Record

89 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    26 (29%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    6 (7%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    53 (60%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (2%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (1%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (1%)

53 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Guillotine
38
20
#86e620
Choke from back
23
12
#5AD3D1
Arm in guillotine
17
9
#d1212a
RNC
8
4
#fad11b
Short choke
4
2
#f58822
Outside heel hook
2
1
#224aba
Toe hold
2
1
#ff9124
Anaconda
2
1
#bf1f6c
Bow and arrow
2
1
#22c9a5
Choke
2
1
#fad223
Bread cutter
2
1
53
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
38 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    18 (47%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    6 (16%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    6 (16%)
  • BY DECISION
    6 (16%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (3%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

6 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Arm in Ezekiel
17
1
#86e620
Armbar
17
1
#5AD3D1
Triangle
17
1
#d1212a
Mounted X choke
17
1
#fad11b
Choke from back
17
1
#f58822
Inside heel hook
17
1
6
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Rafael Paganini Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
21104Marcos MartinsMarcos MartinsLPts: 4x2BH Winter Open88KGF2019
21305Leon BritoLeon BritoLPointsVitoria OpenABSSF2019
21352Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewLInjuryFloripa WOABSSF2019
22112Henrique CardosoHenrique CardosoLPointsCuritiba SPO88KGF2019
22329C. NegromonteC. NegromonteLArm in EzekielGrand Slam RJ85KGSF2019
22612Yan LucasYan LucasLReferee DecisionSouth AmericanABSF2019
22890Gabriel AlmeidaGabriel AlmeidaLPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds85KGSF2019
23128Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarLPts: 12x0European Open88KG4F2020
24350Henrique CardosoHenrique CardosoLPts: 5x0Copa Podio86KGRR2020
24742Marcos MartinsMarcos MartinsLPts: 4x2Grand Slam RJ85KG4F2020
24845Wallace CostaWallace CostaLPts: 2x2, PenMundial CBJJEABS4F2020
25166Wellington LuisWellington LuisLPts: 4x2Big Deal Pro 285KGSPF2021
25918Henrique CardosoHenrique CardosoLPts: 4x2S. American NG91KG4F2021
25942Antonio AssefLReferee DecisionS. American NGABS4F2021
26428Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 4x2SA Cont. Pro85KGR22021
27076Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 10x0BJJ Bet88KG4F2021
28069Marcos MartinsMarcos MartinsLPts: 0x0, AdvBrasileiro88KG4F2021
28546Marcos MartinsMarcos MartinsLReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ85KGR12021
30059Valdir AraujoValdir AraujoLReferee DecisionADCC BR1 Trials88KGR22022
30362Alexandre JesusAlexandre JesusLReferee DecisionADCC BR2 Trials88KGF2022
31030Wellington LuisWellington LuisLPts: 4x2Curitiba Open88KGSF2022
31689Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarLArmbarPan American88KG4F2022
32131Marcus RibeiroMarcus RibeiroLPts: 0x0, AdvBrasileiroABS4F2022
32185Matheus SpirandeliMatheus SpirandeliLTriangleBrasileiro88KGF2022
32969Andre PorfirioAndre PorfirioLPts: 6x6, AdvWorld Champ.88KG8F2022
33600Vitor PeresLPts: 10x2Betim Open88KGF2022
33621Gabriel HenriqueGabriel HenriqueLPts: 0x0, AdvBetim OpenABSSF2022
33636Erick DiovanoLPts: 7x2Betim NGO91KGSF2022
33647Leonardo AndradeLReferee DecisionBetim NGOABSF2022
34036Jansen GomesJansen GomesLPts: 5x0Grand Slam RJ85KGF2022
34348C. NegromonteC. NegromonteLPts: 7x0Brasileiro NoGiABS8F2022
35736Sebastiao BatistaLPts: 0x0, AdvSouth American88KG4F2022
38483Enderson DiasEnderson DiasLPts: 6x0Pan American88KGR12023
39581Wellington LuisWellington LuisLPts: 2x2, AdvBrasileiro88KG4F2023
40389Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaLMounted X chokeWorld Champ.88KG4F2023
42850Uanderson FerreiraUanderson FerreiraLChoke from backSul Americano88KGSF2023
42908Harryson PereiraHarryson PereiraLPts: 3x0Sul AmericanoABSSF2023
45710David GarmoDavid GarmoLInside heel hookNoGi World85KGSF2023
21102Leon BritoLeon BritoWPts: 4x2BH Winter Open88KGSF2019
21112Andre MunizWShort chokeBH Winter NGO97KGF2019
21286Yuri SantosWGuillotineVitoria Open88KG4F2019
21288Marcos MartinsMarcos MartinsWPts: 0x0, AdvVitoria Open88KGSF2019
21289H. RiedlingerWPts: 10x2Vitoria Open88KGF2019
21300Bernardo DibWPointsVitoria OpenABSR12019
21301Bruno BressanWPointsVitoria OpenABS4F2019
21338Gustavo SantiagoWChoke from backFloripa WO88KG4F2019
21348Alexandre CarmusiWRNCFloripa WOABSR12019
21349Simoneli EmilianoWChoke from backFloripa WOABS4F2019
21732Kainaa BertoniWBow and arrowSao Paulo Open88KG4F2019
21733Pedro AlcantaraWPointsSao Paulo Open88KGSF2019
21810Leonardo GoncalvesWShort chokeBrasileiro NoGiABSR22019
21813Rafael ReisWArm in guillotineBrasileiro NoGiABS4F2019
21815Marcelo GomideMarcelo GomideWArm in guillotineBrasileiro NoGiABSF2019
22109Caio ViniciusCaio ViniciusWArm in guillotineCuritiba SPO88KG4F2019
22111Carlos AndradeWPointsCuritiba SPO88KGSF2019
22321Joao OliveiraWChoke from backGrand Slam RJ85KGR12019
22326Marcos MartinsMarcos MartinsWPts: 9x4Grand Slam RJ85KG4F2019
22582Alejandro HenriqueWGuillotineSouth American88KGR12019
22588Carlos AlvesWArm in guillotineSouth American88KGSF2019
22605Marcos GirotoWArm in guillotineSouth AmericanABSR12019
22608Cleyton FloresWArm in guillotineSouth AmericanABS4F2019
22886Yuri SilvaWArm in guillotineNoGi Worlds85KGR12019
22889Kenji SetteWArm in guillotineNoGi Worlds85KG4F2019
23124Nathan MendelsohnNathan MendelsohnWPts: 0x0, AdvEuropean Open88KGR12020
24342Jackson RubensWDQCopa Podio86KGRR2020
24346Nathan MendelshonWPts: 0x0, AdvCopa Podio86KGRR2020
24353P. MachadoD---Copa Podio86KGRR2020
24727Alexandre SantosAlexandre SantosWChokeGrand Slam RJ85KGR12020
24738Carlos AndradeWArm in guillotineGrand Slam RJ85KG8F2020
24837Denis DamascenoWChoke from backMundial CBJJEABSR12020
24841Anton SeleznevWPts: 2x0Mundial CBJJEABSR22020
25322Vinicius ReisWChoke from backRio Open88KG4F2021
25323Pedro PimentaWPts: 4x3Rio Open88KGSF2021
25939Jose NetoWGuillotineS. American NGABSR22021
26423Rafael NegrettyWBread cutterSA Cont. Pro85KGR12021
30051Lionel BareiroWPts: 0x0, PenADCC BR1 Trials88KGR12022
30306Thiago LimaWOutside heel hookADCC BR2 Trials88KGR22022
30332Francisco LoFrancisco LoWGuillotineADCC BR2 Trials88KGR32022
30348Vinicius ReisWReferee DecisionADCC BR2 Trials88KG8F2022
30356Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoWGuillotineADCC BR2 Trials88KG4F2022
30360Valdir AraujoValdir AraujoWReferee DecisionADCC BR2 Trials88KGSF2022
31025Eduardo MacedoWChoke from backCuritiba Open88KGR12022
31028Pedro HenrikWPts: 6x4Curitiba Open88KG4F2022
31048Diego VivaldoDiego VivaldoWGuillotineCuritiba OpenABSR12022
31055Leandro SantosWPts: 2x2, AdvCuritiba OpenABSR22022
31060Wesley PossamaiWGuillotineCuritiba OpenABS4F2022
31063Higor LimaHigor LimaWGuillotineCuritiba OpenABSSF2022
32122Leonardo AndradeWPts: 2x0BrasileiroABSR12022
32177Joao CarlosWGuillotineBrasileiro88KGR12022
32181Gabriel NetoWChoke from backBrasileiro88KG4F2022
32183Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWGuillotineBrasileiro88KGSF2022
32960Taylor PearmanWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.88KGR12022
33597Gustavo RosaWChoke from backBetim Open88KG4F2022
33598Marlon FerreiraWPts: 6x2Betim Open88KGSF2022
33615Max WesleiWChoke from backBetim OpenABSR12022
33617Otavio NalatiWPts: 6x0Betim OpenABS4F2022
33645Jhonatha AngelimWGuillotineBetim NGOABSSF2022
34012Ian CardosoWGuillotineGrand Slam RJ85KGR12022
34024Axel SilvaWToe holdGrand Slam RJ85KG8F2022
34031Wellington LuisWellington LuisWPts: 3x2Grand Slam RJ85KG4F2022
34034Gabriel CostaGabriel CostaWPts: 2x1Grand Slam RJ85KGSF2022
34327Jorge BuenoWRNCBrasileiro NoGi91KG4F2022
34330Elionai BrazWPts: 4x2Brasileiro NoGi91KGSF2022
35732Daniel AzevedoDaniel AzevedoWChoke from backSouth American88KGR12022
37467Rafael SouzaWChoke from backSul Brasileiro88KG4F2023
37469Reyson NevesWPts: 2x0Sul Brasileiro88KGSF2023
37490Estevao NogaraWChoke from backSul BrasileiroABS8F2023
37494Elionai BrazWGuillotineSul BrasileiroABS4F2023
37497Marcus RuizWGuillotineSul BrasileiroABSSF2023
37499Hygor BritoHygor BritoWGuillotineSul BrasileiroABSF2023
39574I Pereira CardosoWPts: 2x0Brasileiro88KGR12023
40376Marlon TanakaWPts: 3x2World Champ.88KGR12023
40384Sean CoatesWPts: 6x4World Champ.88KG8F2023
41499Paulo RenatoWAnacondaADCC SP83KGR12023
41500Bruno BrancoWGuillotineADCC SP83KGR22023
41501Mathaeus SantosWPts: 7x0ADCC SP83KGR32023
41502Renzo JesusWGuillotineADCC SP83KG4F2023
41505Weslley BernardesWGuillotineADCC SP83KGSF2023
41506Iago MartinsWPts: 6x0ADCC SP83KGF2023
42844Klewerton JonathanWRNCSul Americano88KG8F2023
42846Gabriel CostaGabriel CostaWPts: 4x2Sul Americano88KG4F2023
42903Estevao NogaraWGuillotineSul AmericanoABS8F2023
42906Helder JuniorHelder JuniorWPts: 2x2, AdvSul AmericanoABS4F2023
43134Renzo JesusWRNCBrasileiro NoGi85KG4F2023
43137Servio TulioServio TulioWPts: 2x0Brasileiro NoGi85KGSF2023
43139Iago DuarteWPts: 4x2Brasileiro NoGi85KGF2023
45703Angelo ClaiborneAngelo ClaiborneWGuillotineNoGi World85KGR22023
45708Anthony RobinsonWPts: 4x0NoGi World85KG4F2023

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